The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Swap motherboard to a new phone

So I've got an old 64GB 5S but;

-the camera & flash doesn't work

-screen was replaced with a cheap one and not as bright as the original

-body is coming apart at the top section.

-ear piece heats up during calls.

I was wondering if its possible to just swap the motherboard to a sacrificial 5S (one with iCloud lock)

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If the replacement board has iCloud lock then it's pretty much useless and a paperweight.

You may be better off getting another phone considering how much it is to get an 2nd hand iPhone 5s (That's hopefully not iCloud locked or IMEI blocked).


Where I live a used iPhone is still quite expensive. I can get an iCloud locked phone here for super cheap (around 50 bucks). Plus the iPhone that I have now is 64GB and it's almost impossible to find a decent used one with the same capacity. All of them are 16GB.


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You definitely can swap your working logic board from the broken housing to the icloud locked better looking case.

Use the guide to help you thru the process of swapping the boards

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